(a site that shows you the "iroha" order , which takes the form of a poem, instead of
the standard "goju-on" or "fifty sound" aiueo order)
The Iroha Poem translates roughly as:
As flowers are brilliant but [inevitably] fall,
who could remain constant in our world? [No one could]
Today let's transcend the high mountain of transience,
and there will be no more shallow dreaming, no more drunkenness.
You can expect the same thing from most of these pages or programs,
i.e., you will see some variation on a Hiragana Syllabary chart on which you
can then click in order to get a Quick Time movie or the equivalent showing
you stroke order, and perhaps even offering sound. These displays of stroke
order are handy because you can repeat them as often as you like.
I would suggest sitting down in front of your computer with
some scratch paper handy and your workbook sheets with you. You can also have
your textbook open (pp. 4ff) and the orange tape going as well. Practice drawing
each character a few times on the scratch paper while playing the QT Movies
or the ewquivalent, repeating as necessary. Once you are comfortable with
proper stroke order and proportions, start drawing the character in the boxes
on your worksheet to hand in.